Tea Gardens Men’s Bowling Club
29 July: It was almost back to business as usual with today’s Nominated Triples with 44 members taking part.
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During the previous 3 days another 150mm of rain hit the greens but not to be deterred, Steve Green, our greenkeeper, took that in his stride and provided a playable surface.
There was, however, a residual brisk southerly that made conditions tricky.
The winners on the grass with 14 points were the Fours team of Gary Wynne, John Moore, Noel Jackson and Dave Benson.
The winners on the synthetic with 13 points were Lance Atkins, Ron Green and Jeff Baker.
1 August: The first round of the Club Championship Singles commenced today in near perfect conditions and with all four matches were played on the grass green.
The results were as follows:
Dave, (“Davy Crockett”), Perry’s draw game secured him a win over Dennis Wilberforce 31 –8
Continuing his great form in the Championship Pairs, Luke Gliwa won a tight and entertaining game over Rob Young 31 – 24
Defending Club champion, Jeff Baker is in great form recording a good win over Ross Barry 31 – 20
Former Club champion, Dennis Ashbridge, had too many aces up his sleeve defeating a valiant Vic Garlic 31 – 15
2 August: The Club Championship Singles continued on a bright sunny day with little wind.
Dave Perry must have thought he was back at the “Alamo” when he established a substantial early lead over Col Amos.
His ammunition was starting to run out and Col was closing in fast.
His managed to find some good shots in the end defeating Col 31-25 in a great game.
In another “classic” game Jeff Baker was caught in a close tussle with Peter Gurney but, but he managed to find another gear going into overdrive and beating Peter 31-21.
In what might be a Club record, the Alan Greenhalgh, Danny Johnson game set new heights going 49 ends before a winner emerged.
Alan finally won 31-28. Great game!
David Garcia played well in his game against the more experienced Dave Benson who finally won 31-23.
Bruce Murray has an unusual style, but it sure worked for him in his match against Dennis Ashbridge.
The “longbow” man just could not match Bruce’s precision today going down 22-31.
I did not see the Greg Pearson, Ron Webster game but I am told that Greg was in scintillating form and had an easy win 31-7.
There were two other games scheduled but forfeits allowed Doug Andrews and Luke Gliwa to progress to the quarterfinals.
In matches next Saturday.
Dave Perry vs Luke Gilwa
Jeff Baker vs Alan Greenhalgh
Dave Benson vs Bruce Murray
Doug Andrews vs Greg Pearson.
In other news:
The much-anticipated mid-week Pennants has unfortunately been abandoned.
The advice the Club received from the Newcastle District Bowling Association was as follows:
“With a growing number of clubs withdrawing their sides and placing restrictions on who can enter their premises the Executives have decided to abandon any attempt to play a Mid-Week pennant competition for 2020.
We thank the clubs for their support in trying to get this event up and running but the ever-changing environment has made it too difficult to stage a club competition”.
By The Jaffa